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Congress Takes Aim At Tax Rules That Hit Hardest At Upper Middle Class

Marilyn Mollenedo spent years working at a series of administrative jobs. So when her husband landed a well-paying position in San Francisco, she figured it would finally enable them to put aside more money for retirement.<p>Instead, her husband's salary, coupled with a generous pension from an …

Donnelly becomes third Dem to back Gorsuch; Tester to vote no

Neil Gorsuch on Sunday picked up a third red-state Democratic backer, Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, but remains short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster.<p>Donnelly declared his support for Gorsuch as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, in separate TV …

Inside the GOP’s Health Care Debacle

Eighteen days that shook the Republican Party—and humbled a president.<p>Donald Trump had heard enough about policy and process. It was Thursday afternoon and members of the House Freedom Caucus were peppering the president with wonkish concerns about the American Health Care Act—the language that …

Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More

National K-12 and higher ed news came fast and furious this week. Here are our highlights to help you keep on top.<p><b>The president's "skinny budget" has cuts for education</b><p>The biggest story of our week happened early Thursday morning when President Trump released his budget outline, historically known …

College & University

This amazing film shows what Iraq was like in the 1950s, before decades of conflict

"Ageless Iraq" is one of them, shot in the 1950s to introduce "a new country" to the world, "one that hasn't forgotten the glories of its history."<p>Since this movie was made, Iraq has been the site of repeated conflict and atrocities — chemical warfare, sectarian violence, a US-led invasion, and now …

Tony Parker Injury: Updates on Spurs Star's Knee and Return

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker suffered a knee injury in the team's season-opening win against the Golden State Warriors on Oct. 25 and hasn't played since. It is uncertain when he will return to action.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Latest on Parker's Playing Status<p>Wednesday, Nov. 9<p>Spurs head …

Machine Learning: Google Cloud Vision camera - The MagPi Magazine

Google Vision is a new API that enables users to identify the contents of an image using Google’s Machine Learning technology.<p>If you’ve uploaded a …

JR Smith's contract impasse with the Cavaliers is reportedly about to take a serious next step

Three months after helping the Cavaliers win the championship and hitting free agency, J.R. Smith and the Cavs still haven't agreed to a new deal.<p>Now, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, Smith is prepared to skip the team's minicamp where players and coaches will meet in California in the coming …

Stack Overflow: The Architecture - 2016 Edition

This is #1 in a very long series of posts on Stack Overflow’s architecture. Welcome.<br>Previous post (#0): Stack Overflow: A Technical …

The resetting of the startup industry

The startup industry may be "resetting," which doesn't mean a "crash" but rather just a resetting of valuations, timescales, winners/losers, capital sources and the relative emphasis of growth rates vs. burn rates.<p>As we noted in our survey of more than 150 VCs we know in the industry, many saw …

University of California

What if computers could recognize objects as well as the human brain could? Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego have taken an important step toward that goal by developing a pedestrian detection system that performs in near real-time (2–4 frames per second) and with …

The CEO of $2.2 billion pizza chain Papa John's shares his 5 'unexpected ingredients' for startup success

In high school, he worked at a pizza and sub shop in his hometown of Jeffersonville, Indiana, where he first fell in love with making pizza. He got through college by working at a place called Greek's Pizzeria and even considered dropping out of Ball State University to open a franchise, but his …

Verizon Accused Of Net Neutrality Foul By Zero-Rating Its Go90 Mobile Video Service

Verizon, the parent of TechCrunch’s parent AOL, is being accused of violating net neutrality principles by excluding its own mobile video streaming service, go90, from data charges — thereby creating an unequal playing field.<p>On Friday it emerged (via The Verge) that Verizon would not be charging …

Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before …